Monday, 21 January 2008
purple mistake (1)
"in your pink bedroom, and I could never understand it, pink doesn't agree with you at all", she said, and I could have almost slapped her. Pink! How dared she. Through your painfully tightly-shut eyelids, my dear, I'll teach you the colours, I'll teach you lilac, because this is my flower in the spring rain, I'll teach you purple and thistle, palatinate purple even, I'll give you amethyst and heliotrope, and maybe even a drop of fuchsia, you could have said lavender if you had wanted, when I was little I thought, for no reason that I can think of, lavender was the colour of courtesans, especially Zola's Nana, you could have said whisteria, because it's fuji in japanese and it's in my Genji's name, you could have even said mauve, with a slight french accent that would have made you look playful.